AWS Key Management Service

2018/07/31 - AWS Key Management Service - 1 updated api methods

Changes  Added a KeyID parameter to the ListAliases operation. This parameter allows users to list only the aliases that refer to a particular AWS KMS customer master key. All other functionality remains intact.

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{'KeyId': 'string'}

Gets a list of aliases in the caller's AWS account and region. You cannot list aliases in other accounts. For more information about aliases, see CreateAlias .

By default, the ListAliases command returns all aliases in the account and region. To get only the aliases that point to a particular customer master key (CMK), use the KeyId parameter.

The ListAliases response can include aliases that you created and associated with your customer managed CMKs, and aliases that AWS created and associated with AWS managed CMKs in your account. You can recognize AWS aliases because their names have the format aws/<service-name> , such as aws/dynamodb .

The response might also include aliases that have no TargetKeyId field. These are predefined aliases that AWS has created but has not yet associated with a CMK. Aliases that AWS creates in your account, including predefined aliases, do not count against your AWS KMS aliases limit .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

type KeyId


param KeyId

Lists only aliases that refer to the specified CMK. The value of this parameter can be the ID or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a CMK in the caller's account and region. You cannot use an alias name or alias ARN in this value.

This parameter is optional. If you omit it, ListAliases returns all aliases in the account and region.

type Limit


param Limit

Use this parameter to specify the maximum number of items to return. When this value is present, AWS KMS does not return more than the specified number of items, but it might return fewer.

This value is optional. If you include a value, it must be between 1 and 100, inclusive. If you do not include a value, it defaults to 50.

type Marker


param Marker

Use this parameter in a subsequent request after you receive a response with truncated results. Set it to the value of NextMarker from the truncated response you just received.




Response Syntax

    'Aliases': [
            'AliasName': 'string',
            'AliasArn': 'string',
            'TargetKeyId': 'string'
    'NextMarker': 'string',
    'Truncated': True|False

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • Aliases (list) --

      A list of aliases.

      • (dict) --

        Contains information about an alias.

        • AliasName (string) --

          String that contains the alias.

        • AliasArn (string) --

          String that contains the key ARN.

        • TargetKeyId (string) --

          String that contains the key identifier referred to by the alias.

    • NextMarker (string) --

      When Truncated is true, this element is present and contains the value to use for the Marker parameter in a subsequent request.

    • Truncated (boolean) --

      A flag that indicates whether there are more items in the list. When this value is true, the list in this response is truncated. To get more items, pass the value of the NextMarker element in this response to the Marker parameter in a subsequent request.